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  • Elementary School - Grades 4-6
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Use a Catapult to Storm Castle Walls [E]
    Determine if using a catapult can help an airplane fly farther and make the flight more accurate. [E]
    What are catapults? [P]
    Will the mass of an object thrown by a catapult affect its distance? [P]
    Investigate how the distance of stretch in a rubber band at rest relates to the distance the rubber band travels after being released. [E]
    How changing the length of the effort arm of a lever effects the amount of effort it takes to lift an object. [E]
    Investigate the Motion of a Pendulum [E]
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    Middle School - Grades 7-9
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Hinged vs. Fixed Trebuchet Counterweight Design [E]
    Effect of Trebuchet Arm Length or Counterweight Mass on Projectile Distance [E]
    Determine which launch angle results in the greatest distance for a projectile. [E]
    The Distance a Trebuchet Catapult Can Throw Projectiles of Different Masses [E]
    What Is the Optimal Release Angle for Shooting a Free Throw? [E]
    Discover which size and material of spherical projectile delivers the optimal (deepest) penetration into a block of foam, when fired from a slingshot [E]
    Distances a Catapult Can Propel Spheres of Differing Mass (Weight), Size and Density [E] [E]
    How Does the Length of the Arm or Counterweight Mass of a Trebuchet Affect the Distance an Object Can Be Launched? [E] [E]
    The Effect of Wheels on Catapult Efficiency [E]
    Maximizing the Trajectory of a Trebuchet [E]
    Evaluate how different sling lengths and counterweight masses affect the distance a trebuchet throws a ball. [E] [E]
    Is the distance of a certain mass when launched by a catapult affected by the potential energy and angle of the catapult? [P]
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    High School - Grades 10-12
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    The Physics of Catapult Projectile Motion [E]
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